BG 50 - $139.95 DSRP

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BG 50

DSRP: $139.95


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The lightest gasoline-powered handheld blower in the STIHL lineup.

The reasonably priced BG 50 blower is perfect for homeowners seeking a compact tool for yard waste and leaf cleanup. It boasts a lightweight and ergonomic design, a fuel-efficient engine, toolless air filter access and an upright fuel tank for easier filling. With the highest power-to-weight ratio in the STIHL gas-powered line, the BG 50 handheld blower combines dependability and quality with affo...Read More
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BG 50 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 430 cc (14.5 oz.)
AVG. AIR VELOCITY** 60 m/sec (134 mph)
MAX. AIR VELOCITY** 71 m/sec (159 mph)
AIR VOLUME AT NOZZLE** 700 m3/h (412 cfm)
*Newton is the force needed to accelerate 1 kg of mass at the rate of 1 m/sec2. **Tested in accordance with ANSI 175.2 standard. All specifications provided by Andreas STIHL AG, as of April 2016.
Model Features
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    Purge Pump Primer
    The purge pump primer feature enables the user to prime the carburetor with fuel, enabling easier starting. The purge pump primer is designed in a way that the operator cannot flood the machine by priming the carburetor too many times. Flooding the engine is still possible if the choke is not removed after the engine fires.
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Handheld Blowers
    View the features common to many STIHL handheld blowers.

Important Information
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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BG 50 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 420.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife loves it I have been wanting to get one for a long time and finally did last month. I wasn't sure what my wife was going to say but I bought it anyway. Well all is good. After one try she fell in love with it and thinks it's here now
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little hard to start Takes a considerable number of pulls to start.However, it is brand new. Stumbles a little from idle to full throttle.But this does not happen after a few minutes of warm up.Overall, this is a great blower.I expect it will be better after a longer break in period.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts Every Time I love this blower, it is light enough to blow off the deck, the driveway and the rear porch, it is powerful enough to blow off the walnuts from the oak trees and, most importantly, with the easy start, it starts and runs well each and every time, really love this tool!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dies easily Have to be quick, from idle to full throttle stumbles, have to choke or dies.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy and easy to use I use backpack Stihl model at forestry/campground of Department of Natural Resources job for large areas. I purchased this unit for 1 acre hobby farm lawn cleanup after experience at work. Unit works well, moving heavy, deep, and wet leaves without fatigue due to lightness of unit. Sometimes work lasting 3 to 4 hours without a problem. This is Stihl's lowest price blower and everything you could ask for, get Stihl and don't go for the cheaper brands, the only thing they are good for is dumpster filling after a couple of years of marginal service. I learned this the hard way.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to use. It starts easily and handles with little or no fatigue. Fueling it is a snap. It can be easily put down while in operation. Its best feature - it moves my large piles of leaves in no time!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blower is light and powerful. Easy to start, has more power than I expected for its size, hope I get many years of service from it.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Starts easy but runs ruff Easy starting but runs ruff at higher speed. I'll try to adjust the idle but wish I did'nt have to since it is brand new.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to start This blower is hard to start. I prime it set the choke and pull, but nothing happens after 5 - 10 minutes of pulling. I use to believe in Stihl products, but not no more. I wish I never purchased this blower. Its very hard to start after sitting for a week or more.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I always wanted a Stihl and finally purchased the BG50 gas blower.I've had it now for 2 weeks and it has outperformed other gas blowers I've had in the past.Starts right up and has plenty of power for any household use.The BG50 is lightweight and easy to use.Make sure to always use the Stihl gas mix and it will also double your warranty.Great product!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Starting & Runs Great This machine starts more easily than any 2 cycle engine I've ever owned. It is lighter than others I've used and is more powerful. I don't see any downside. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for what I need I use the leaf blower in grain bins, sheds and garage and continue to use for residential leaves. Small size makes it easy for all the family to use. Easy to start and maintain. The value and quality are second to none and local dealer is great to work with.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for smaller jobs Awesome, reliable, lightweight, easy to use, great for around the house use
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product was worth the buy This bg50 blower is one of the best outdoor power tools I've ever bought I was skeptical at first but once I brought it home and used it I knew it was exactly what I was looking for! Highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wears you out trying to start and keep running Ace Hardware Stihl representative told me the gas cannot be over 30 days old. For a home use product this should be disclosed before purchase. I used 93 octane gasoline for all 4 of my Stihl products, but now I'm paying a small fortune for the tiny Stihl fuel that might give three refills. Stupid blower still starts hard, and only continues running with choke on. If I start it without the trigger pulled it can run 10 minutes or more but don't think of trying to pull the trigger or it dies. If I start it with trigger fully depressed the same thing; don't let off that trigger or it dies. Restarting after one of these episodes is futile. I own an edger, hedge trimmer, and grass trimmer and I would say they all start hard and keeping them running is often difficult.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start; moderate noise; great results This uses the same fuel mix as my chain saw. Light and easy to use. Reliable start. Look forward to years of service based on other Stihl products I use.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blazin! 1 pull wonder ! 3 puffs on the primer never had a problem awesome power blazin through the leaves super light ,, Stihl a name that speaks for its self for quality in my shed !
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power Was not very satisfied with the customer service where I bought this blower. Had problems with the blower so I took it back told them they said they fixed the problem but didn't. So I took it to another company that sales the same blower and fixed my blower I will buy from this company. Pro Star Rental is the company that fixed the with no problem. I will never buy from Vernon Ag Supply again. Thanks this is David Perez
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable at reasonable price. Very reliable. Good power. No problems whatsoever. Great value.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weight is nice I find it very difficult to start. I follow directions and most of the time I can't get it started. Once it starts it is a great product.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If your not buying a Stihl your wasting your money I've had several other blowers that I bought from big box stores. Finally went and got the real deal. Starts up first time everytime. No tired arms or cussing. I have a Stihl chainsaw that is 12 yrs. old and a hedge trimmer that is 5 yrs, old both are as dependable as the day I bought them.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great features Very easy to start does seem like it bogs down when you pull the accelerator trigger overall good product will be taking it in to see if something is wrong with the accelerator trigger
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not reliable Brand new it was difficult to crank and didn't run well when it did. Brought it back and he swapped it out with another. Better, but still finicky when starting. Overall not very impressed
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl Quality I have a few Stihl products. All of them have performed great. Easy to start after storing for weeks or even a few months. Stihl brand has become a favorite of mine. I would recommend the tools for home owner use.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Looked at several stores that sell leaf blowers after looking what they offer I was set on my new stihl blower. This is the first stihl I purchased after using this I will stay with stihl I was very happy.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another steihl quality product This is an excellent blower for the home owner.I use it for blowing debris on driveways and clay tennis court.It starts every time if u follow the instructions.Can not believe the reviews who had start problems. It comes down to whether u can follow the start instructions.If u cant read or follow the instructions ,buy a broom! Was tempted to buy another brand with better warrenty but after learning of the limited ,almost non existent repair locations,went with the local Ace dealer here in Tennessee. U cant beat a Steihl product; I have used them for decades.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurricane Irma blows, just not as hard Hurricane Irma just blew through and left a mess up and down my street. The neighbors all pitched in to clean off the debris and I used my Stihl blower to get the sticks and leaves off the roadway and every driveway on our block. It's a small thing but it was much appreciated by everyone and my blower remains a champ! Next up I'll be investing in the Stihl chainsaw!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable This is a dependable product. Runs well and I am happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the product features are less than previous BG50 's I purchased my second BG50 the first needed to be replaced after 8 years of use. I was surprised how the units have changed. The handle has no padding, there is no handle to lock in full open position. So you have to keep the trigger squeezed at all times. No additional tubing is supplied. Seems the features are less but it isn't reflected in the pricing.
Date published: 2017-09-12
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